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Post Info TOPIC: Are any using Apple's new Ipad in their business?
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RE: Are any using Apple's new Ipad in their business?


Do you have their web address? If not, I'll go surfing in a few days to find it.

Thanks,

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Have you looked at Intuit's GoPayment? It's a totally free service, no contracts to sign or money down. They sent me a card swiper for my Droid Incredible and it attaches to my phones 3mm jack port for headphones. No monthly fees unless you are doing I think over $1000 a month and then it's somewhere around $5 or so, which is very inexpensive. 3.75% interest rate on all swiped transactions, might be 2.75% can't remember at the moment. The monthly rates are comparable to all other merchant services and it includes the free card swiper, if you phone accepts it. Good luck!


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I have an iphone 4 and use an app from the app store call Innerfence LLC. for credit cards, but info must be manually entered. Customer can sign on screen and receipt emailed to them. Also a new method also from the app store is a product called Square that lets you card swipe. Here  is the link. 



Another product is  through Costco.com with discounts if member.

Macally SWIPE IT
Secure Credit Card Terminal
for iPhone & iPod Touch


Apple products are the leading edge of technology!!!! Hopes this helps


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Hi William,

Thanks for your reply. I've seen those credit card things for phones. You didn't say how much the company charges you be able to accept credit cards. Monthly, annually, per swipe and percentage?

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Hey, JD I"m sorry I'm so late getting back on your question about accepting credit cards, but I haven't been on the site in a while. But, I am glad to be able to answer your question affirmatively yes. Besides the IPAD I also purchased an IPhone, but it's not the latest 4G, but it is a 3GS, which I paid only $99 for. But I have went that route, not because APPLE products are so well anchored in the business world, to the contrary. Most people don't think IPad or phone at first. But after I had bought both products then I panicked a little bit trying to find how I could adapt them to my business. I am happy to report that both I-devices can be fitted to accept credit cards.

What I found was an app called PAYware Mobile, which is offered thru the Phoenix Group and they make a sleeve that fits on both devices. With the one for my IPhone I can now accept, American Express, Discover Card, Master Card, and Visa Credit cards, right in the customers home. The device has a pen that slides out for the signature and after approval, the customer gets their receipt e-mailed right to them.

As you might expect, I am elated about this service that I now can offer to my customers. It also makes the business look much more professional. The other reason I went the Apple route, due to the diff.between security for Mackintosh over Windows. I owned a Dell laptop and a MacBook, and the difference in hack attacks, was definitely, in Steve Jobs favor more so than Dell's. Contact me at 810-471-7320 and I can help with only Apple products. P.S. My IPad also can do wonders with photos, but not with videos so much. But their are boo-koo apps already and eventually they are bound to come up something along that line I hope.


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Hi William,

I haven't had an Apple computer (or apple anything) since I gave away my Apple 2e in 1991 when I purchased an IBM compatable, so I can't answer your question about the ipad.

I do however have a question for you. I'm interested in being able to accept credit cards with my Droid X cell phone and with the correct app, I'm supposed to be able to. I haven't looked at the available apps yet because almost every one of the companies want to much money. Not only for each charge, but monthly, even if you don't accept any charges, which is why so far, I don't accept credit cards at all. How much do they charge you and do you know if they have an app for the Droid X?

-- Edited by JD on Tuesday 16th of November 2010 07:47:02 PM

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RE: Are any using Apple's new Ipad in their business? An update


Here it is November and judging from the lack of responses to my ?about using the Ipad, but the number of views to the post. I would hazard a guess that most are not familiar or are not using the pad from apple. So far it's portability has been a great help. U don' have to waste time waiting for the laptop to fire up. Just today, I completed getting my Iphone setup to take credit cards. If I had so chosen, my Ipad could have been setup to do the same. The only major difference between the two devices, is that my apple phone is Wifi/3G and the Ipad is only Wifi. Which means the phone can access it's own connection, but the Wifi can only go online where it can gain access. At a hospital I used my Ipad, but at the library I could not gain access even though the librarians thought I should have been able to do so. My only regret is that I didn't get one that could go 3G.

So if you're ever considering going apple, forget about the old line that only the P.C. Is for business and Mackintosh is for the Arts. Another caveat for Apple is that most of their computer related hard and software appears to be less vulnerable to viruses and hackers. If anyone is interested I can put them in touch with the company that has enabled me to accept the major credit cards on my Iphone.

William Crockerham
Peace Of Mine Inventory Service

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Are any using Apple's new Ipad in their business?


A while back I inadvertently damaged my Macbook, by spilling liquid on it. Apple was nice enough to inform me that it would cost almost as much to repair it, as it would be to buy new one. Also I found out after I had bought the Macbook, I really needed the more advanced and expensive Macbook Pro. So of course I had choices to make. But they also gave me trade-in value on the damage notebook. So I made my third visit to the Detroit area retail store and purchased the IPAD, WIFI model. Of course I could have paid more for the costlier model, but I chose to check out the cheaper cousin to see if I could adopt it to my business.

So my question is, are there any business owners out there using the new IPAD in their Inventory Business, and is the now old saying "there's an app for that too" true in the case of this IPAD and business that we have come to love!

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